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Robert Harms, the Henry J. Heinz Professor of History & African Studies, and Yair Listokin, the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law, have been awarded book prizes by the Whitney and Betty...
Marius Kothor, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History and Council on African Studies (CAS) Graduate Affiliate has been awarded the Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (...
The following article written by Alan Mikhail, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History, appeared in Time on September 3: At the end of August, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip...
The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at the MacMillan Center at Yale University and Fundación Antonio Núñez Jiménez (FANJ) in Cuba are delighted to announce a Memorandum of...
In March, Yale political scientist Elizabeth Nugent was about to start a post-election survey in Tunisia to better understand the effects of repression on political partisanship following a...
Update: Yesterday, the Charité hospital in Berlin announced Navalny “has been removed from his medically-induced coma and is being weaned off mechanical ventilation. He is responding to verbal...
Alan Mikhail, professor of history and chair of the department of history, has expanded our understandings of the past through his previous three prize-winning books on the history of the Middle East...
Update: On Friday, the Irish government put forward two candidates for the position of commissioner vacated by Hogan – Mairead McGuinness, the First Vice President of the European Parliament, and...
Russian hackers and internet trolls sought to manipulate American voters throughout the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, as they are doing again in 2020. Their efforts represent the latest chapter in...
Last week, the EU and UK negotiating teams, led by Michel Barnier and David Frost, met in Brussels for the seventh round in the negotiation of their future relationship. The UK will leave the EU’s...
Thomas Thurston, Education Director at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, talks with Westenley Alcenat on his book project “Children of Africa, Shall be...
Yale University will soon welcome more than 1,900 undergraduates to live and study on campus, a step that follows months of intensive preparations for a fall semester in which fastidious attention...
On August 9, Aleksandr Lukashenko was elected to his sixth term as president of Belarus, a position he has held since 1994. According to the Central Election Commission, he received 80.1 percent of...
The following opinion piece written by Timothy Snyder, Levin Professor of History and the author of “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century,” appeared in the Washington Post on August...
The following review of Alan Mikhail’s new book, God’s Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World appeared in the New York Times on August 18. It was...
The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center recently had a chance to speak with Professor Carla Rothlin at the Yale School of Medicine, who is new member of its...
On Sunday, Aleksandr Lukashenko, who the German foreign minister in 2012 famously called “Europe’s last dictator,” was elected to his sixth consecutive term as president of Belarus. According to the...
In the opening years of the Cold War, the world was one misunderstanding away from a nuclear war. But eventually the United States and the Soviet Union entered arms-control talks and developed a set...
The European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center is pleased to announce the publication of the journal of conference proceedings from its inaugural European Studies Graduate Fellows Conference...
Last Thursday, commentators and analysts alike were startled when the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the Gross Domestic Product, after dropping by 1.3...
The following commentary written by Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science, and Michael Graetz, Professor of Law Emeritus, appeared in the July 27 of Medium: There is a realistic and...
Mindful that the clock continues to tick, second by second, toward midnight on Dec. 31, when the UK will leave the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union, with or without an agreement in regard to...
India should not allow one emergency — the pandemic — to turn into another. Food security problems are not abating and there are clear steps that should be taken before it is too late. The following...
On Friday, the European Council, the heads of state or government of the 27 EU member states, convened in Brussels for what was intended to be a two-day meeting to consider, and hopefully approve,...
As we all adjust to life in a pandemic and its aftermath, we grow more aware of what gives our research meaning. The larger questions we ask in our work—questions about languages, cultures, and...
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) has awarded the 2020 Albert O. Hirschman Prize, the Council’s highest honor, to James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, professor of...
The following article written by David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of History and Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center,...
Introductory Note: This is an expanded version of an essay written by Bruce Ackerman,  Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, originally published in Portuguese by the Correio Braziliense...
After a busy week that featured another round in the EU-UK negotiation of their future relationship, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s address to the European Parliament setting out her government’s...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC) at the MacMillan Center at Yale University recently received a planning grant from Connecticut Humanities for their...
When the EU and UK concluded their fourth week-long round of negotiation of an agreement about their future relationship on June 5, it appeared the negotiation was stalemated. Michel Barnier, the EU’...
In February, voters in Ireland went to the polls and gave Sinn Féin, for many years the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, a stunning victory. It won 24.5 percent of the First Preference...
As the COVID-19 pandemic brings labor exploitation and worker vulnerability into full view, The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition hosted a panel of experts...
On May 5, the German Federal Constitutional Court issued a ruling in regard to the European Central Bank’s Public Sector Asset Purchase Programme (PSPP) that sent shock waves through the EU. In...
The following article appeared in Nature World News on June 23 and features the work of Joseph Manning, the William K. and Marilyn Milton Simpson Professor of Classics and Professor of History and...
On April 23, the European Council, the heads of state or government of the 27 member states of the European Union, approved a €540 billion package of assistance for workers, firms and euro area...
What did the nation look like in the years following the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of African Americans? In a special conversation to celebrate Juneteenth, historians David W. Blight...
Niccoló F. Meriggi, an economist at the International Growth Center in Sierra Leone, and Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak (@mushfiq_econ), a professor of economics at Yale University and the founder of the Yale...
David W. Blight, GLC Director, talks with Carolyn Roberts and Sascha James-Conterelli on Race, Health, and Medicine during the COVID 19 global pandemic. Listen to their conversation. Carolyn...
When the EU and UK concluded their fourth week-long round of negotiation of an agreement about their future relationship on June 5, it appeared the negotiation was stalemated. Michel Barnier, the EU’...